Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile To Expand Cellular Long-Distance Calling To Its Entire Service Area

February 8, 1996

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Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile To Expand Cellular Long-Distance
Calling To Its Entire Service Area

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- With the President's approval
of the telecommunications act today, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
will begin expanding its cellular long distance calling service
to its more than three million customers. Beginning in March,
customers in each of the company's markets can receive all of
their cellular services, local and long distance, from the industry's
wireless leader.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, the largest wireless carrier on the
East Coast, was the first Bell-affiliated cellular company to
offer long distance service. Since last Fall, the company has
provided cellular long distance calling services in greater New
York and Connecticut as a result of a court waiver granted last
year. The expanded cellular long distance service will be available
to more than 55 million potential customers in Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile's service area.

"The wireless access ramp to the Information Highway is now
wide open. For cellular consumers, this historic law means they
can get `one-stop shopping' for all of their wireless communications
needs, whether they are calling around the corner or across the
country," said Dennis Strigl, president and CEO of Bell Atlantic
NYNEX Mobile. "For starters, we're poised to offer regional
and national calling plans to cellular customers throughout our

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile currently provides a wide range of
wireless voice, data, and paging communications services throughout
the East Coast, with coverage from Maine to South Carolina, and
in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas through a subsidiary. The new
law permits Bell-affiliated cellular carriers to market wireless
long distance service without court permission. As a result, Bell
Atlantic NYNEX Mobile customers will see:

o A range of cost-effective, flexible calling plans offering local,
regional and national calling plans based on customers' calling

o Simple, convenient billing and reliable service systems
to support these calling packages.

o Wireless data services that meet customers' needs for all kinds
of data applications, from e-mail access to Internet surfing to
interactive data base inquiries. For the first time, national
accounts can have data applications to meet their needs to access
and transmit data wirelessly across any geography.

o The new law also permits the more efficient configuration of
the company's cellular network, which will result in more enhancements,
greater geographic reach and greater value for wireless services

"Now we can maximize the freedom provided by the new legislation
to create plans that give our cellular customers the best possible
rates for the best possible seamless local and long distance services,"
Strigl said.

As a joint venture of two Regional Bell Operating Companies, Bell
Atlantic NYNEX Mobile was prohibited from offering long distance
and other services that its parents were barred from offering.
This new legislation opens opportunities for all companies competing
in the marketplace, and creates the most positive landscape yet
for consumers looking for complete service and pricing packages.

Editor's note: With more than three million customers, Bell Atlantic
NYNEX Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on the East
Coast and the second largest provider in the US. Headquartered
in Bedminster, NJ, the company offers a full range of wireless
voice, data, and paging communications solutions to its three
million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. Formed in July
1995 through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX
Mobile's cellular operations, the company has more than 5,000

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